Buxton's fine unbeaten, table-climbing run continued on Saturday (March 18th) with a well-worked 2-0 home win against Farsley Celtic. Late goals in each half, firstly by Jak McCourt (45 minutes), then Diego De Girolamo (87) separated the teams. It's 13 consecutive games without defeat for the Bucks and 13 wins, 13 draws and 13 defeats so far this season in the Vanarama National League North.
Jak's defensive contributions and long-passing abilities, Josh Granite's defensive powers, Tommy Elliott's midfield skills and a 14th goal this term for Diego were outstanding features in a closely contested encounter. Farsley defended with two banks of four.
But it was a spectacular save, probably best of the season, by goalkeeper Theo Richardson that maintained the 1-0 lead with just six minutes left and was the stand-out moment of the game. On the downside, Warren Clarke had to go off in the first half with a knee injury that looked as if it could be serious. Full Report HERE
Team manager Craig Elliott was broadly satisfied. He said: "It wasn't a classic game and we had to ride our luck at times in the second half, but scored great goals and everybody is contributing. We're not a one-man team and it's a pleasure to be the manager.
"Farsley came here after a run of good results and this took some winning. Having played Saturday and Tuesday games for several weeks some of the lads looked a bit leggy, but they didn't stop. We deserved the win and want to push on to achieve more for our fans."
Next Saturday the Bucks go to Bradford (Park Avenue), struggling near the bottom of the table, kick-off 3pm. Next at home will be Spennymoor Town on April 1st, also a 3pm start.